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Hi all I need to replace front brake pads and discs/rotors on 4.7 wj how difficult can it be
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:15 PM
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Re: Brake pads

It all depends how handy you are. It is not a hard job to do, when you have some mechanics experience. You only have to be sure which calipers you have, Teves or Akebono, because the pads are different.
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Re: Brake pads

pretty easy job if your good with tools, take ur time and clean some stuff while you got the wheels of, should take a half a day, at least mine did..
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Re: Brake pads

It is a fairly simple job and if you're not comfortable doing it, it should be easy to find someone to help if you mention beer will be served.

There are two kinds of calipers for the WJ because Chrysler switched from Teves to Akebono calipers to resolve brake vibration issues. The Teves and Akebono calipers take different pads so you need to know what you have before you order. There was a thread that had pictures of both styles side by side but I can't find it. It seems the rotors are the same for both caliper applications.

Chrysler swiched to Akebono in May 2002 so your 01 should have Teves. Unfortunately you can't just rely on the build date because my Feb 02 build seems to have the Akebono calipers. I just ordered pads and rotors today so I'll know for sure when I tackle the job in a week or two.
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Re: Brake pads

There were a few TSBs that covered brakes: http://www.wjjeeps.com/tsb.htm#BRAKES
Some older models with pulsation issues have been upgraded to Akebono calipers.
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Re: Brake pads

Easy enough to do. Just remember to grease the pins well.
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Re: Brake pads

Go with ceramic pads.Your wheels stay much much cleaner.
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Go with ceramic pads.Your wheels stay much much cleaner.

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Makes a world of difference. I use them on all my cars.

If your car has a build date before '02 it's teeves, and after akebono. Unless already upgraded.
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Re: Brake pads

Here's a copied How-To from my computer.... It's pretty easy.


P.S. The first Pic is the Akebono, and the other 2 are the Teeves...
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Re: Brake pads

Very simple job...unless your slide pins are seized. Then it's not so fun.
I've got Akebono's on mine. I was able to do the whole front end in about 3 hours. Ratchet set, rubber mallet, big hammer in case your rotors are rusted on, pry bars, a c-clamp to compress the piston in the caliper, anti-seize for the bolts and the backs of the pads, grease for the slide pins, a jack and stand, and you should be good to go.
I see you're in London...should be easy for you to get the EBC pads and rotors. That's what I've put on my last 2 Jeeps...love them.
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